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Publisher's Summary

How Not to F*ck Up Your Marriage Too Bad is the frank, intimate and provocative follow-up to the 2018 Audible Original How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad, exploring the equally thorny and confusing world of marriage. 

In each episode author and columnist Stephen Marche goes on a journey to answer a question that everyone in a marriage or long term relationship faces at some point. They’re the very real problems he faces himself.   

Should we schedule sex? How do we stop fighting? How do we live together? Can marriage survive death?  

From infidelity to divorce, modern marriages are messy and there aren’t always simple or happy answers. This series makes sense of the messiness.

This is an Audible Original Podcast. Free for members. You can download all 10 episodes to your Library now.

©2020 Pacific Content (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC

When you add this series to your library, you will receive all of the below episodes.


1. Should We Even Get Married?
2. How Do You Pick?
3. Should We Schedule Sex?
4. How Do We Stop Fighting?
5. Can We F*ck Other People?
6. How Do We Live Together?
7. How Do We Survive Our Mixed Marriage?
8. Whose Money Is It Anyway?
9. Should We Just Get Divorced?
10. Can Marriage Survive Death?

Featured Clips

The social acceptance that marriage grants, it lifted a huge quantity of despair
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She was the one who suggested doing a cost-benefit analysis of our relationship
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Perspective
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Try and keep track of what everybody's doing so that labour that doesn't go recognized can be brought to light
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Death
  • Death
So, what is it that survives? Why do their lives together continue when one of the two bodies is gone?
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  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • The social acceptance that marriage grants, it lifted a huge quantity of despair
  • Marriage Math
  • She was the one who suggested doing a cost-benefit analysis of our relationship
  • Perspective
  • Try and keep track of what everybody's doing so that labour that doesn't go recognized can be brought to light
  • Death
  • So, what is it that survives? Why do their lives together continue when one of the two bodies is gone?

Behind the Scenes with the Creator, Stephen Marche

Get a taste of Stephen's new Audible Original, and the unique way he had to record it.
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About the Creator

Stephen Marche is an award-winning columnist and novelist who has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire and many other publications. He hosted the best-selling audio series How Not To F**k Up Your Kids Too Bad, of which How Not to F**k Up Your Marriage is a sequel. He lives in Toronto, semi-successfully, with his wife and two children.

What listeners say about How Not to F*ck Up Your Marriage Too Bad

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It saved my relationship!!!!!!!

This book came to my email on a day that I was fighting with my boyfriend, like we do all the time!!! I wanted to stop this. I love him and he does love me too, so I prayed for wisdom and this came to me.

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Would recommend

Poignant and useful, with good advice and beautiful story telling. I would recommend it to anyone, whether they're in a relationship or not.

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Wow!

I need to be very clear that I NEVER wrote online reviews... this series is awesome!

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Must Listen

If you would like small but flavourful chunks about how marriage works, how others have gone through it, what worked and what didn’t, I strongly recommend you listen to this podcast. I took so many nuggets of wisdom from this. It made me laugh, made me cry and made me want to work my ass off to make my marriage better. It was so good because of the host, the people who allowed us into their worlds, and the bare honesty of how marriages work. Can’t wait for the next installment of How Not to F$&@ Up another thing.

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Loved it!!!

It was soo deep and meaningful while still fun and interesting to listen. From a psychological perspective, I recommend this 100%

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this should be an adult guidebook, married OR NOT

I finished this all in one shot and took a lot from it. I laughed and I cried once. life is heartbreaking but it's all worth it in the end no matter how it ends :)

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must listen

I have been divorced after marriage 4 months into a relationship. I have called off a wedding after proposing 5 years into a relationship which ended the relationship. I am in love again and moving in a path that looks great. This was a great listen and is definitely bringing some talking points to the table before I move in with my next "forever" person. 🤞❤

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Just awesomely addictive

I liked every topic that you spoke about it’s relevant in a marriage and I have to say that this podcast has been a life saver for my marriage as well as an eye opener for my kids. I also listened to the whole podcast of “ how not to fuck up your kids” & that blew me away ! Keep making them and I will always be a fan! Thank you!

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great delivery

honest, raw look at marriage!! thanks for the candor and delivery. episode four and six really hit home. the last episode had me in tears unexpectedly.

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This series is not what the title suggests. It is mainly an examination of non traditional lifestyles.

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Good information nicely delivered.

I really liked this series. For me, in the context of a contented 30+ yr marriage, I learned a thing or two! And HA!, several things we already practice turn out to be good planning on our part. I'd recommend this to anyone in or thinking about a marriage. Or anyone who knows somebody who is married. The format and performance are listenable and the content is sometimes witty, sometimes heartbreaking, and always relevant.

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  • Nicole
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yes

relatable, real. actionable items to put to use. great interviews and great representation of marriages outside of the MF norm.